What We Know Now

TIME's guide to the new revelations about how Sept. 11 happened

As horrifying and deadly as it was, Sept. 11 apparently just might have been even worse. That was only one of the revelations about both the plot and the U.S. response to it that the independent commission investigating the attacks made public last week. Some of the information released by the commission had already been reported--or at least hinted at--in books and memoirs published since the attacks, but its extensive review of classified materials--including unprecedented access to interrogations of high-level al-Qaeda detainees--gives its findings greater sweep and credibility. So what new details have we learned? The most eye-opening nuggets can be...

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